Plug-In Car Shopping Made Easy, Part 2

Six Things You’ll Need to Know About PEVs

[Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes]

(Updated 4/03/21)

Information can make a world of difference when you are car shopping, and when you’re shopping for a plug-in vehicle it’s not just nice to have a bit of knowledge about the cars and the things that are unique to cars with rechargeable batteries, it is critical.

Once you’ve settled on a model or two to test drive, your dealership visit will be smoother if you take time beforehand to read these tips:

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What’s a hybrid?

[Estimated Reading Time: Less than 2 minutes]

It’s hard to believe now, but hybrid cars – vehicles such as the Toyota Prius – once were considered exotics with mysteriously complicated powertrains.

True, the hybrid powertrain is a bit complex. But the cars, which debuted in the U.S. in 1999 with the first generation Honda Insight, followed rapidly by rival Toyota’s Prius, are now commonplace. with dozens of models on the market.

Still, it’s nice to know what’s under the hood, and elsewhere.

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Plug-In Car Shopping Made Easy, Part 1.

More than a decade after the first electric vehicles went on sale, EV-shopping horror stories still abound. People looking for a plug-in vehicle, whether a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric car, often find themselves in dealerships with sales people who don’t know much about the cars, can’t answer basic questions and would rather sell gas-burners.

[Estimated Reading Time: 2.5 minutes]

(Updated 1/27/21)

Read more »Plug-In Car Shopping Made Easy, Part 1.